the pounds of food distributed and the number of households served

Knox County Food Council features MaineHealth’s initiatives to improve access to healthy food in Midcoast 

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KNOX — Tuesday, June 13, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Knox County Food Council will host a virtual presentation about MaineHealth’s Community Health Implementation Plan and its initiatives at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) in Rockport and Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) in Belfast to improve the health of Midcoast residents by making nutritious food more accessible.

MaineHealth’s Program Manager Specialist in Community Health, Deidre Dority, and Director of Community Health Improvement for PBMC and WCGH, Jemma Penberthy, will share reports on the pounds of food distributed and number of households served. They will also highlight the collaborations supporting this food security work, including Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Mainers Feeding Mainers program and partnerships forged with AIO Food & Energy Assistance in Rockland and the Belfast Soup Kitchen to offer shelf-stable food year-round. 

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the presenters and an open discussion. All are welcome to attend and may receive the Zoom meeting information by registering online at or emailing


MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.” For more information about MaineHealth and Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Mainers Feeding Mainers program, visit and


Knox County Food Council is a community-based coalition that formed in 2019 to promote a more resilient food system in Knox County, Maine. The Council hosts public Zoom meetings from 5 to 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, visit

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Tue, 06/13/2023 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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